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Central and Eastern Europe: Coping with external headwinds

In mid-2012, three and a half years after the global financial crisis erupted, Central and Eastern European members of the EU, plus the soon-to-be member Croatia, are yet again faced with serious external shocks. What are the growth prospects of the region amidst the lingering crisis of the euro area? How should governments, central banks […]

Date: July 5, 2012, 11:45 am Topic: Macroeconomic policy

In mid-2012, three and a half years after the global financial crisis erupted, Central and Eastern European members of the EU, plus the soon-to-be member Croatia, are yet again faced with serious external shocks. What are the growth prospects of the region amidst the lingering crisis of the euro area? How should governments, central banks and supervisory authorities of the region respond to the volatile international environment? What is the optimal speed of fiscal consolidation? What kind of structural policies can support economic growth? These and other questions were analysed at the presentation of the current issue of the biannual EU11 Regular Economic Report of the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank, titled ‘Coping with external headwinds’, which, for the first time, includes Croatia as well with a view to its expected EU entry in July 2013.

Speakers

  • Gallina Andronova Vincelette, Senior Economist in the World Bank’s Europe and Central Asia region
  • Peter C. Harrold, Regional Director, Central Europe and the Baltic Countries in the World Bank’s Europe and Central Asia region
  • Discussant: Zsolt Darvas
  • Chair: Guntram Wolff

Practical information

  • Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Bruxelles
  • Time: 5 July 2012, 12:45 – 14:30
  • Contact: [email protected]

Event materials

  • World Bank EU11 regular economic report : coping with external headwinds – more information and downloadable file here
  • Gallina Andronova Vincelette – presentation here
  • Event summary – here

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